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COLUMBIA CITY â€” Councilman Dan Weigold was reappointed to serve his third year as president of the Columbia City Common Council.
A vote is held every January for the position, and Weigold was reappointed by unanimous vote.
Weigold is currently serving his seventh year as councilman, and said he has learned a lot and enjoys his time serving the city.
â€śIâ€™m still Dan â€” just a common guy,â€ť Weigold said. â€śItâ€™s neat being part of something bigger than yourself.â€ť
If for some reason Mayor Ryan Daniel is unable to do his job, as council president Weigold is second in command.
Post & Mail advertisers have huddled together and produced some outstanding "hot" specials, printed in a special tabloid section to the newspaper in the Thursday, January 30 edition. Additionally, their specials are replicated electronically on The Post & Mail's home page, just below the weekly poll along the right side of the web page. Simply scroll down to the Cold Weather / Hot Specials bar and click on the various advertisers listed below it.
And warm up to some hot deals!
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley County Council on Aging announced its events for February.
Events are held at the Woodlands Senior Center in Columbia City.
â€˘AARP â€” Feb. 4 at 1 p.m.
â€˘Bingo & Farm Wagon â€” Feb. 5 and 19 at 9:30 a.m.
â€˘MMM Bingo â€” Feb. 6 at noon
â€˘Tipton House donuts â€” Feb. 7
â€˘Foot care â€” Feb. 10 at 8:30 a.m.
â€˘Silver Striders â€” Feb. 10 at 10 a.m.
â€˘North Ridge Bingo â€” Feb 10 at noon
â€˘Massages â€” Feb. 12 at 9 a.m.
â€˘MMM Crafts â€” Feb. 12 at 9:30 am
â€˘Blood Pressure â€” Feb. 12 at 10:30 a.m.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” In partnership with the Whitley County Community Foundation, the Whitley County Giving Circle for Womenâ€™s Health is offering a chance for women to receive free mammograms.
By purchasing a â€śValentine for Life,â€ť from the Giving Circle, free mammograms will be made available to women who cannot afford the test and will not otherwise receive the critical procedure for cancer screening.
â€śThis year, let your Valentines be true gifts from the heart that make a lasting difference,â€ť said Giving Circle volunteers.
Whitley County Consolidated Schoolsâ€™ board member Stan Meyer, comes out of retirement once a week to volunteer at Northern Heights Elementary School.
He teaches STAR Math to third-grade students in the morning and spends the afternoon reviewing and practicing math concepts with first graders.
Pictured above is Meyer working on the concept of place value with NHES first-grader Madison Harris.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Two teens recently earned the highest scout rank â€” Eagle Scout.
Trevor Kelley and Austin Lampe were presented with their designations Sunday, Jan. 26 at the Churubusco Boy Scout Building.
In spite of the weather, the two Troop 81 Scouts received their Eagle Scout Award with several Eagles in attendance as well as leaders, family, friends and troop members.
Kelley is the son of Karen Kelley of Churubusco and Lampe is the son of Len and Erin Lampe of Churubusco.
WHITLEY COUNTY (Jan. 31, 2014) -- County roads are slick, snow covered and drifted in places this morning. County emergency officials say to use caution when traveling. East and west roads have drifted shut in places. According to the Whitley County Emergency Agency, the area received another inch of snow overnight with high winds causing drifting and blowing snow across roadways.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Florida man received a four-year sentence for the Whitley County portion of a series of crimes in Northeast Indiana.
Scott D. Mahood, 34, of Coconut Creek, Fla., pleaded guilty to two counts of forgery earlier this month.
He was given a four-year sentence to the Whitley County Jail Monday by Judge James Heuer. He will serve three of those years, with one year of the sentence suspended.
â€śI find no obvious aggravators or mitigators,â€ť Heuer said in his sentencing. â€śThe advisory sentence (of four years) seems appropriate.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” â€śOur dinosaur is dying.â€ť
Columbia Cityâ€™s Head of Maintenance Troy Gawthrop said it best at Tuesdayâ€™s Board of Works meeting â€” City Hallâ€™s boiler is on its last leg.
The boiler at City Hall is more than 20 years old, and officials say it could break at any time.
â€śWeâ€™ve done a good job maintaining it and limping it along,â€ť Gawthrop said. â€śBut now it is starting to leak water. We might be able to make it last another year, but it could also break tomorrow.â€ť